Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Another Cinco de Mayo recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 226.79 g package semisweet baking chocolate, divided
  • 414.03 ml whole almonds
  • 118.29 ml whole almond
  • 177.44 ml sugar
  • 4.92 ml ground cinnamon
  • 4.92 ml vanilla
  • 2 egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease baking sheets; set aside.
  2. Place 5 squares chocolate in food processor; process until coarsely chopped. Add 1 3/4 cups almonds and sugar; process using on/off pulsing action until mixture is finely ground. Add cinnamon, vanilla and egg whites; process just until mixture forms moist dough.
  3. Form dough into 1-inch balls (dough will be sticky). Place about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press 1 almond on top of each cookie.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or just until set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Remove cookies from baking sheets to wire racks. Cool completely.
  5. Heat remaining 3 squares chocolate in small saucepan over very low heat until melted. Spoon chocolate into small resealable plastic food storage bag. Cut small corner off bottom of bag with scissors. Drizzle chocolate over cookies.
  6. For long-term storage, allow cookies to stand until chocolate drizzle has hardened. Store in airtight containers.
Most Helpful

Wow, these are good and I believe that they are gluten free! They came together really easily. I used a cookie dough scoop so they were larger and I got 20 out of the batch. Also, I just drizzled the melted chocolate on instead of using a baggie. This would be a great "go to" recipe when you need to make something quickly. Made for Holiday tag game. Thanks Nancy's Pantry!! :)

Nif January 13, 2013

I took these to my Dad's for coffee this afternoon and everyone loved them. I also loved how quick they were to make. Made for ZWT8

Dreamer in Ontario August 05, 2012

These were little melt in your mouth bits of chocolately goodness! I made these earlier today and, other than a few I stashed to take to work tomorrow, they were all devoured. Made for ZWT 8 Bistro Babes.

Dreamgoddess August 05, 2012